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right now, live at five,more than two-thousand neighbors in cedar rapids can go back home after waiting out flood-2016 in a shelter. right now live at 5:00 more than 2000 neighbors in cedar rapids can go back home after waiting out flood 2016. the cedar river is at 20.53 feet. >> and in less than 24 hours we should see major relief. chief meteorologist terry swails has the developments regarding the cedar river. >> the river has come down a foot and a half since its crest yesterday morning at 10:30 and we expect to see a steady decrease in overall level of the river. we go from 21.97 which was the crest yesterday morning to 18 feet by thursday noon and eventually down to 12 feet sunday morning.
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fall on the river and that's good to see. and the weather today has been fall-like in eastern iowa with a lot of clowns in a few hits of rain band burst winds and cool temperatures. tomorrow we get rid of clouds but another cool day with temperatures in the 60s across eastern iowa and no chances for major rain anytime soon. we'll have more in a few minutes. about 2500 cedar rapids residents being let back into their homes. >> certain areas are safe to return to and that's where we find dora miller who was able to see the relief on people's faces this afternoon as a return to familiar neighborhoods. >> reporter: looking at this road in time check you might think it doesn't look good but right here where i am at looks can be deceiving. we are standing on dry land and that's why the more than 2000
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to work. we talked to people returning home today that were unsure through their doors again. craig sharp - homeowner 4:12:07 "it didn't even, it only got to the end of the street, a little bit of water came up, it didn't get over the sidewalk or nothing. so coming back here...was a blessing. i didn't have to deal with this anymore." anymore."the city will start collecting trash again on monday. the public library was the first stop in cedar rapids.the group had the opportunity to assess more damage in the city. >> reporter: thank you and the public library was the first stop in cedar rapids. they had an opportunity to ask questions about how they handled the blood and see for
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national guard and iowa homeland security and emergency management joined the governor and went through three communities to see the extent of water damage. right now 20 counties included in the governor's disaster emergency proclamation. the state helped out with resources like thousands of sandbags, water pumps, flood barriers and national guard troops. the governor has seen how much iowans learned from 2008 and the way everyone pulled together. it makes him proud to be and when the preparations were being made. it's great to come back here today and pass the crest and things are looking up. i think we avoided what could have been a terrible disaster. >> reporter: the group estimates there has been more than $4.3 million in damage than the governor can request a presidential declaration that could make fema money available for recovery efforts.
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>> if you are among the fortunate residents who are allowed to go home here are tips to keep in mind. >> check for standing water in your basement or drains and if you find some near electrical outlets or wires, call your energy provider and get the power turned off. at that point a licensed contractor has to repair the damage. to verify if your contractor is licensed, call the number on your screen turn the lights back on, have the city inspect the area to make sure it's a. another danger to keep in mind is carbon monoxide poisoning. generators, water heaters and gas powered equipment can release toxic fumes of not properly maintained.
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as the community scrambled to officials remind you to keep it outside. we have been fielding questions today from people wondering how to get rid of sandbags. >> joe huisinga is live to tell us how the cleanup will begin.>> reporter: as the community struggled to protect the city they build hundreds of thousands of sandbags and contractors to collect the asking people to leave them at their residences. the city is working with private contractors to collect the bags free of charge from residents a to wait for collection you can take them to the cedar rapids linn county solid waste agency. regular disposal fees apply if you do that but the city hopes to reuse as much of the sand from the bags and barriers as they can. >> we can always use the material and contractors and
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information out. as i mentioned in the press conference, recycling and reuse of the material is important and we want as little the material as possible to end up in a landfill. >> reporter: the city has suggestions on what to do with the extra sand and echoes from cleaning up oil spills to using it as traction on sidewalks and driveways over the winter. just as another note, the city will be resuming collection of trash and recycling next monday in flood impacted areas. joe huisinga cbs2 news live at 5:00. >> you can get help by calling 211 and you can volunteer by signing up with the united way boy charged with involuntary manslaughter. cbs 2 news anchor jenee ryan joins us live with the latest on the investigation. jenee? scott - i'm back on the 800 block of fifteenth avenue southeast where 13 year old ireshia park was shot. cedar
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police chief wayne jerman says - the 13 year old boy in custody - didn't shoot ireshia on purpose.he says the boy hasn't told police ?exactly how the gun went off - while the six of them sat in a car right here - but it wasn't an argument or intentional. intentional.chief jerman says parks is the third child i and killed in cedar rapids - and the second by accident with a gun. he says deaths rapids. she is the second to be shot and killed by accident with a gun. he says deaths like parks are 100% preventable and concerned with the amount of guns stolen and is pleading with everyone to properly secure your guns so
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>> guns are lethal weapons. they should not be treated like a laptop computer or cell phone or some other type of property. they are lethal weapons that have devastating ability to take human life. >> reporter: the 13-year-old is charged with carrying weapons and interfering with official acts. there is another 15-year-old boy in an 18-year-old man named for interfering with official acts in the gun used in the shooting has not been recovered but a second gun was recovered at the scene. police say if anyone finds a gun, whether it's the gun used in the incident or a gun in general, do not touch it and call 911 immediately so police can pick it up. there's more to the story and we will follow it and let you know the latest on cbs2 news 10:00 so follow us on social
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live in cedar rapids cbs2 news live at 5:00. days after the university of iowa unveiled a new plan to prevent sexual assault a person reported an assault at a fraternity house. according to the report a group of friends showed up at the fraternity house over the weekend but got separated. that's when the victim said the president revealed a new two- year plan to combat the issue which has become a major concern on many university campuses. for more on the plan go to our website cbs2iowa.com. after 11 years of fostering diversity and inclusion initiatives in the corridor the non-property diversity focus is shutting down. the board of directors accepted chad simmons resignation yesterday. the leader stressed the decision to cease operations has nothing to do with the flawed and said
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river continues to recede. woman: huh. congressman blum is a tea party member. we've shut down the government before. woman: blum voted to cut social security. we've got to raise the retirement age.
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a hardworking mom. started a small business while raising three daughters. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. monica vernon gets it. vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. so what do the trade deals supported by congressman rod blum really mean for iowa? blum's deals are just one of the ways the biggest corporations rig the system to make more money at the expense of iowa jobs. oh, and don't forget-- these corporations shipping our jobs overseas? congressman blum voted to give them tax breaks. these guys hope you're not paying attention... so maybe you should. the deals blum makes in washington are bad for iowa. house majority pac
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welcome back. if your loved one is late getting home that might be the reason why.
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drive and southbound traffic is pretty backed up right now. northbound moving well. i want to remind you that the inside lanes are now open to all traffic and no longer restricted simply to emergency vehicles. keep looking in the rearview mirror and listen for sirens because you have to let emergency vehicles through. southbound traffic is backed up. >> it's moving slowly but the river is moving faster thought. >> that's great and this whole thing seems to have been a little bit less and quicker than what the projections work from the hydrologist but that is okay. we will be back to normal by the end of the weekend and heading in the right direction. we show you the stages out there and in cedar rapids after the crest of 21.97 feet yesterday morning at 10:30 were now down to 20.93 feet so we've come down a foot and a half in the past 24 hours and that's a
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the next several days. as you see our crest was yesterday at 10:30 and by the time we get to thursday at noon the river should be back down to 18 feet. from there it steps down and towards the weekend by sunday morning we should be down to 12 feet and eventually below 10 feet early next week. that's where we were before all the trouble started in eastern iowa. one of the river causing problems that are not big butt of mississippi. when the mississippi floods this time of year there has to be widespread rain and that's the case over the last three months. so that's at 17.38 feet in dubuque and expected to crest at a moderate level of 18.1 feet. that is at the river bridge in dubuque. let's get to the satellite and here are the clouds coming in from the northeast today and
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winds, clouds and cool temperatures. here and there are a few sprinkles of rain but nothing that amounts to a great deal. the clouds should start to break out a little bit after midnight. everything on the radar now is very light and expected to stay that way through the evening hours. as far as temperatures go, decorah at 59 degrees and that's definitely fall-like. 61 and oelwein. 60 dubuque. 64 cedar rapids and iowa city. the cool air itself across eastern iowa. on the satellite we talked about the upper air low and where it spinning around over lower michigan, it takes the moisture from the gulf of mexico and for us that means mostly clouds. here and there a few showers. the important part of the forecast revolves around the position of the upper air low and watch what happens as we go through sunday. it won't move very much and goes down a little bit and gets into the nokia and then backs up into illinois. finally by saturday was back
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sunday it's still working its way out of michigan. the next four or five days a won't move much and that means our weather is status quo around eastern iowa. not much rainfall but from time to time we have clouds and cool temperatures. rainfall forecast through sunday shows eight that might be a bit of a push. nothing very exciting in the weather outside of cool temperatures we have had the past few days. forecast tonight has partial clearing in the skies later on and lows in the mid and upper 40s around eastern iowa. north wind at 5 to 10 and tomorrow skies should be mostly sunday -- sunny and too late in the afternoon and temperatures better than today thanks to the additional sunshine but still in the 60s over much of eastern
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clouds coming back in friday and 67. saturday barry slight chance for a shower and 66 expected. sunday back to go 68. as the upper lobe moves out we get southerly winds and warmer temperatures next weekend highs back into the 70s. next chance of rain of consequence not until next wednesday. still ahead live at five reports the cedar river crested and neighbors helped neighbors prepare for what is coming. >> now there is a song to tell it forward for cedar rapids. a live look over the city from the tower as the cedar river continues to slowly fall. more news ahead when live at five continues on cbs2. cbs2 connects with the
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a new song is giving lyrics to the unity we've all witnessed in our communities during this recent flooding event. local band, "four star fate's" new anthem "rise a new song is giving lyrics to the unity we witnessed in our community during the recent flooding event. >> a local band has been shared on facebook 1900 times. caliphate -- kelly d'ambrosio
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>> reporter: before the flood of 2016 hit the community linked arms and solidarity to prepare the city. and now there is a song to tell the story. the band four-star fate will rise above from personal experiences and like many jeff spent his weekend helping sandbag businesses. >> it was great to see the whole community, kids, adults, teenagers from all walks of life helping out and doing their part to help sandbag all the businesses around. >> reporter: elizabeth had to evacuate and her studio is in the cherry building where inspiration for some of the song lyrics were born. >> i had not met everyone there yet and to see people lifting boxes of mine and carrying them up three flights of stairs and putting them in a safe spot was incredible. i didn't even know their names.
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lyric is i did not know your name. ( music ) >> coming together and rising above we took everything from the cherry building and brought it to the third for. >> reporter: behind many of the bands music videos when they found out the videographer had footage they asked him to put something together. >> it's good to go. >> reporter: the music video spread quickly online. ( music ) >> people were commenting and sharing it to their friends and their friends were pointing out they were in the video or their parents were in the video. we are in a rock video and it's so cool! >> reporter: the anthem is available for purchase in 100% of proceeds go to the greater cedar rapids foundation and covering the corridor and cedar rapids kelly d'ambrosio on cbs2
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>> how cool is that? for more about four-star faith and to purchase rise above go to cbs2iowa.com. and a live look at first avenue at i-380 and essentially the new flood zone line for the southwest side which means neighbors in the area west of
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we have some happy news to share - born out of flood 2016 - saint lukes birth center sent us a couple of bundles of joy. hazel was b good we have some happy news to share. born out of flood 2016 literally st. luke's burke centre sent us a couple of bundles of joy. hazel was born before the crest at 10:00 yesterday morning and her parents drove in from the highway open. this baby was born two minutes into the day yesterday and arrived at 12:02 and her parents naff -- left north liberty for the hospital monday afternoon to make sure they get through the flood traffic.
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families. >> history is made. >> she brought us good luck. we got around in good shape and now we have turned the weather around from all the moist weather we have been experiencing to cooler conditions and that's what we have planned tomorrow as highs hold in the upper 60s. tomorrow a better looking day and more sunshine than we had today and not quite as windy. pretty respectable thursday afternoon. >> its fall. >> we need that. thanks for watching us live at five today. >> we will see you back here at
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